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Exhibitions in London right now: the grand opening of Africa Fashion at the V&A, a new must-see exhibition at the Hayward Gallery...
From a solo venture from an ex-Palomar chef to the new restaurant celebrating Ukrainian cuisine – and employing its refugees – here's where to dine this July
Screen titans Bill Pullman and David Harbour star in Theresa Rebeck's new play Mad House, a festering family drama that's predictable but entertaining
English National Ballet School students show their mettle in a varied and demanding summer performance
A cast of former SIX queens bring to life Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World, a musical homage to history's great women
Kathryn Hunter and Michelle Terry deliver star performances in Helena Kaut-Howson's revival of her 1997 production of King Lear at Shakespeare's Globe
Seminal playwright Lucy Kirkwood, under the pseudonym Dave Davidson, presents a deeply chilling and hyper real thriller at the Royal Court Theatre
Birmingham Royal Ballet brings Carlos Acosta's joyous and colourful production of Don Quixote to Sadler's Wells
The Bridge announces its first musical: an immersive production of Guys and Dolls, directed by Nicholas Hytner
Director Tinuke Craig gives August Wilson's 1979 play Jitney its first London revival in 20 years. Her Old Vic production reminds us how relevant its themes remain
An excellent courtyard installation and over 1,200 artworks are on show – and for sale – for the Royal Academy's 2022 Summer Exhibition
Director Clare Lizzimore gives Patrick Marber's Olivier-winning play Closer a radical revival, starring Jack Farthing, Ella Hunt, Nina Toussaint-White and Sam Troughton
Look out something white or cream. Audiences at Garsington's first new production of the year are asked to match the opera's design....
Jack Holden’s Aids drama Cruise captivated at the West End's Duchess Theatre in 2021. Now it returns for a second West End run
Shakespeare’s King Henry VIII comes in for a savage reappraisal in Hannah Khalil’s radical rewrite of the play, now on at the Globe Theatre
Head to the beach for a climate opera or a shopping centre for an interactive ghost hunt with the highlights to catch at LIFT Festival 2022
Japanese composer and musician Joe Hisaishi teams up with the RSC to bring Studio Ghibli’s 1988 movie My Neighbour Totoro to the Barbican stage
Director Bartlett Sher’s My Fair Lady is a traditional take on the classic musical, but with loyalty to Pygmalion hidden up its puff sleeve
From the stellar line-up at British Summer Time to a serious culture dose at the Underbelly, we round up the best London festivals to catch this summer
SpitLip's Operation Mincemeat (a musical comedy for the stage, not the film!) has been honed to excellency and is deserving of its long run at Riverside Studios
Ballet stars honour one of the most influential dancers of all time, Rudolf Nureyev, in a special gala, Nureyev Legend and Legacy at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane
May's theatre sees some serious stars arrive on the London stage. There's also big musical revivals, daring new writing and fresh takes on Shakespeare
Director Lucy Bailey returns to the Globe with a playful, libido-fuelled take on Much Ado About Nothing that runs on Love Island-style drama and sexual tension
Wilderness Festival returns with a unique blend of hippy, happy and dance-mad vibes, all in the idyllic setting of an Oxfordshire summer
Barber Shop Chronicles writer Inua Ellams adapts the Ancient Greek tragedy of Antigone for Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, with direction from Max Webster
Pioneering immersive theatre company Punchdrunk returns to London with The Burnt City, an eerie, dance-led journey through the fall of Troy
The Underbelly Festival returns for 2022 with a jam-packed programme of live entertainment’s three essential Cs: comedy, cabaret and circus
ABBA Voyage is a chance to see avatars of the band perform live at a new, bespoke arena in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
It's a big month for bearded foodie Andrew Clarke, while JKS is saving a pandemic casualty and Chantelle Nicholson is opening her new, female-run restaurant
Stylish interiors, hot tubs and country walks: seven stunning holiday homes with April availability
Revel in each other’s company and make this Mother’s Day a memorable one with experiential gifting and in-store experiences from Harvey Nichols
Joseph Calleja, Bryn Terfel, Simon Keenlyside and Elizabeth Llewellyn in operas by Verdi, Wagner, Janáček and Ponchielli. And booking is open now...